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Myanmar rejects reports army killed Rohingya fleeing Rakhine conflict | Reuters

A girl sells food at the internally displaced persons camp for Rohingya people outside Sittwe in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar, November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

By Antoni Slodkowski | YANGON Myanmar’s government on Friday rejected accusations by minority Rohingya Muslims that the military has killed residents fleeing the conflict in the northwest of the country, in which at least 86 people have been killed so far and up to 30,000 displaced. Hundreds of Rohingya are trying to escape the military crackdown after a recent escalation ...

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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi to address UN conference | GlobalPost

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to deliver a speech to a labor conference in Geneva next month, UN officials say. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) next month “will be the first place where she will speak internationally after leaving Myanmar,” ILO director-general Juan Somavia said, the Associated Press reported. She will give a speech on the final ...

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From Prison to Parliament: Burma Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Seat in Landmark Vote | Democracy Now!

After more than 15 years in detention, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among supporters. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party had not participated in Burma’s politics since 1990, when it won a landslide victory in a general election but remained unrecognized by the military junta. We speak ...

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Burma celebrates Aung San Suu Kyi’s apparent landslide election victory | The Guardian

The streets of Rangoon echoed with cheers on Sunday after unofficial results indicated Aung San Suu Kyi had won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election that could see the Nobel laureate and former political prisoner take public office for the first time. “We won! We won!” chanted her supporters as they crowded the pavement in their thousands outside her ...

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Gates to open for Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to be freed from house arrest today, after being locked in negotiations with the military last night. The regime that has detained her for the past seven years — and for 15 of the last 21 years — signed the order authorising her release yesterday afternoon. But Ms Suu Kyi was ...

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